Over 300 entries received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival

More than 300 entries have been received for Kenya’s inaugural sports film festival to be held in November, officials have disclosed. The Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), which was launched recently, will run between Nov.22 and Nov.25 and will feature films from across the globe. The fete is an initiative of former national cricket team captain, Aasif Karim under his Safinaz Foundation that promotes sports in the country and aims to use the movies to unify and inspire society. Florence Nduta, the festival director who is also the national…

Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash

Chituyi, the two try hero in the 45-36 win over Zimbabwe on 30 June missed last weekend’s 67-0 win over Tunisia Dalmus Chituyi, Felix Ayange and Curtis Lilako return for the Simbas final Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash away to Namibia on Saturday 18 August. Chituyi, the two try hero in the 45-36 win over Zimbabwe on 30 June missed last weekend’s 67-0 win over Tunisia through injury alongside former Kenya Sevens international Ayange who was recovering from the effects of a route canal while Lilako returns for the first…

Luxury tree houses that will bring to life your childhood fantasies

Remember that backyard escape with your siblings to a tree house? Or a lazy solo afternoon of quiet to read, relax and reflect on the events of your youthful days? Oh, how sometimes we wish to relive those moments where we can just forget, even for a weekend, the stresses of our adult life, and hideaway amidst tree branches. Well, with glamping hub, it is still possible to fulfill your childhood fantasies with a perfect opportunity to spend a cherished night and to wake up to the chirping of the…

CNN discovers how Nairobi’s property development is reaching new heights

On this week’s episode of Marketplace Africa, host Eleni Giokos reports from Nairobi, Kenya, at a time where the city is becoming a worldwide property magnet. In its latest report, the global real estate consultancy Knight Frank declared Kenya as one of the top five property investment locations for Africa’s wealthiest individuals – coming third after the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Edwin Dande, the CEO of Cytonn Investments, explains why these individuals are now turning to Nairobi: “It tends to be a place where global companies…

CNN meets the people keeping ‘Mama Elephant’s’ dream alive

                      This week on Inside Africa, CNN International meets Angela Sheldrick, the daughter of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, to learn how her mother’s animal conservation legacy is being kept alive in Africa. Known for her trailblazing work with orphaned elephants in Kenya, Dame Daphne had created the most successful rescue and rehabilitation programme in the world. Throughout her years building the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, named after her late husband, Dame Daphne Sheldrick had rescued and rehabilitated over 230 baby elephants,…

Kitui County gangs funds Towards Climate Change Adaptation

Claire Nasike, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner, has applauded the Kitui County government for endorsing a law that will see its 1% annual budget driven towards climate change adaptation. “Greenpeace Africa commends the move by the Kitui county government to help vulnerable communities adapt to adverse weather patterns caused by climate change,” said madam Nasike. With the county’s budget this financial year (2018/19) standing at Sh11.7 billion, it means the county will spend at least Sh117 million in climate change initiatives. This will ensure that farmers build resilience against future…

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018 at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. At the ceremony, the start-ups will exhibit and pitch their products to a jury for the Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize, which will be awarded the top innovator…

Kenya to showcase tourist attractions during Skal global conference

By Abednego Mwikya Kenya will for the first time host the global Skal conference in Mombasa in October this year. The five-day conference is expected to give local tourism hotspots a boost from the conference will provide an opportunity for both local and international delegates to tour various attractions during their stay in Kenya. During a media briefing in Nairobi, Tourism and Wildlife CS Najib Balala said Kenya was honored to host the conference this time, saying insecurity posed by Al Shabaab and Ebola outbreaks in DRC had denied Kenya…

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko waives bills for patients

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Monday issued an executive order waiving all pending bills for patients who have stayed over one month at Mbagathi District Hospital. Sonko said all patients, whose bills have been waived, should be discharged with immediate effect. This comes a day after Sonko paid an impromptu visit to Mbagathi District Hospital. “I have ordered with immediate effect a waiver and discharge of all patients who have stayed in the hospital more than one month,” said Sonko. The Governor issued a list of some eight names who…

Zimbabwe election: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner in disputed poll

Mr Mnangagwa got more than 50% of the vote, avoiding a runoff poll. Image copyrightAFP/GETTY President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes, compared to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. The chairman of Mr Chamisa’s MDC Alliance said the count could not be verified. By narrowly winning more than 50% of the vote, Mr Mnangagwa avoids a run-off election against…